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Frost & Sullivan analyzes the future of privacy and cybersecurity

Advanced technologies such as AI, blockchain and continuous authentication to transform the connected era in 2030


April 15, 2020
By CS Staff

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The future of privacy and cybersecurity

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, The Future of Privacy and Cybersecurity, Forecast to 2030, finds that by 2030, there will be a complex global network of 200 billion devices, with over 20 connected devices per human.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape is expected to expand beyond the traditional network and there will be an increase in the complexity of privacy and cybersecurity challenges, the report finds.

The report also suggests that the market will experience deeper synergies among data protection, security, privacy, and public good as more international frameworks are developed to govern the internet.

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) will emerge as the new frontier of privacy and cybersecurity as enterprises explore new opportunities and train a capable workforce to identify critical threats, respond faster to breaches, and learn from them,” said Vinay Venkatesan, visionary innovation research consultant, in a prepared statement. “In addition to AI, data de-identification, advanced authentication and encryption, biometrics, Blockchain, automation, and quantum computing also will have the potential to transform privacy and cybersecurity.”

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Venkatesan added: “Every connected device in a smart home, enterprise or city will be a potential access point to our most sensitive and personal data, making mass non-consensual data collection feasible and cybersecurity all the more vital.”

For further revenue opportunities, the report suggests cybersecurity vendors should:

  • Invest in/partner with startups offering technological innovations (Blockchain, AI) at the core.
  • Adopt an enterprise-wide cyber defense strategy rather than a dedicated cybersecurity unit.
  • Invest in a creative, “cyber-human” workforce with the flexibility to deal with the evolving nature of threats.
  • Allocate dedicated budgets for post-breach response solutions and recovery mechanisms.
  • Consider integrating solutions offering end-to-end security built into the system rather than “bolt-on” security features.